Friday, September 28, 2012

Brand new Susana Loves Stamps release at SCACD!!!

Hi crafty friends! There is a spectacular new Susana Loves Stamps release at SCACD today...just wait until you see The Eyes of Adventure and Fables . They are gorgeous! :)  There are four stamps in each collection and each stamp comes with a bonus accessory stamp.

To celebrate today's release, we are having a blog hop to showcase all the new images. You will find the entire blog hop list over at the Store Blog. If you've been following along, you should have arrived here after visiting with my very talented friend Amanda.

I have two cards to share with you today. The first features Oceanic Eyes, part of the Eyes of Fables collection. Isn't she stunning? I am such a sucker for mermaid images...absolutely LOVE them. :) For embellishments, I added a paper doily, some crocheted trim and some pearls made with a Viva Decor Pearl Pen. All paper edges and embellishments were sponged with brown ink. I also used one of the Classic Corner Dies by SCACD. You'll spy one up in the left hand corner used in the traditional way. I also cut out four Classic Corners and joined them together in pairs to create the embellishments on the end of the image panel. I love how versatile the corner dies by SCACD are...there are so many fabulous ways to use them!

Oceanic Eyes was stamped in Memento Ink and coloured with Copics. Her tail was given a coat of  Stardust Stickles. The little crab is an accessory stamp that comes with Oceanic Eyes. I pulled out one of the Graphic and Grunge Shells stamps to create a bit of subtle texture with brown ink on the teal paper panel...the seashells in this stamp collection are a perfect compliment to this pretty mermaid image. :)

Skin: E000, E00, E11, R20, RV94 Hair: E50, E31, E33, E37, E59  Tail: YG00, YG11, BG01, BG05, BG09, C5, C7, C9  Shells: BG000, B91, B93, B97, B97, C5, C7

My second card features Courageous Eyes, part of the Eyes of Adventure collection. That gorgeous birdcage was created with the Uncaged Bird Die By SCACD. The sentiment is an accessory stamp that comes with Courageous Eyes. I just cut it up into smaller sections, matted it with cardstock and tucked it into the die cut cage. I also pulled out my Classic Corner Dies by SCACD for this card too...absolutely LOVE this die. :)

Courageous Eyes was stamped in Memento Ink and coloured with Copics.

Skin: E000, E00, E11, R20, RV94 Hair: E50, E31, E33, E37, E59  Clothing: R46, R59, C7, C9, E21, E25, E29, E59, Y17

After you are done hopping, make sure to pop on over to SCACD where all the new Eyes of Adventure and Fables stamps are now available for purchase!

Our international crafty friends can find these new stamps at Quixotic Paperie. :)

It's now my pleasure to send you off to visit with the lovely Kathi who I know has something fabulous to share with you!

Happy hopping...and happy shopping!

Thanks for joining us today. :)




Chrissy D said...

Your coloring is SO BEAUTIFUL! Gorgeous card! Love those dies and your color combos!

Alex said...

Melanie, love what you did with Oceanic Eyes for the colors, her tail, the background using the shell stamp and the way you combined the corner die. There is more, but basically, I love it all!
Courageous Eyes is PERFECT!!! The tucking in of the sentiment was brilliant.

Kim said...

Holy COW Melanie these are both to die for! I am in total awe of the beauty....your coloring....your designs....everything! I especially love what you did with the going to have to "borrow" that from you :) Hope you are doing wonderful! Heart you lots!
Hugs~ Kim

Amanda R said...

Well of course your coloring is stunning, your mermaids colors just make me drool and I am soooo glad you are after me on the hop! Would hate for people to see yours then hop to me HAHA! And that darn "it's so fluffy" keeps going thru my head, darn facebook.

Kathi said...

"Would hate for people to see yours then hop to me HAHA!"

Yeah! Oh well!

Gorgeous cards. Your coloring is absolutely astounding and both cards are beyond fabulous.

I love how you used the dies, especially how you used the birdcage to hold the sentiment. Brilliant!

Riet said...

What a beautiful cards,I love the images and the colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Miss NiceRoad said...

Total crush for Oceanic eyes and her hair, your cards are gorgeous, as always :)